A set of midweek games last night cannot be overshadowed by the Phillies victory in the World Series 2008. My Liverpool Reds continued their great progress this season with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth courtesy of a Gerrard spot kick. But the match of the night was the London derby between #3 Arsenal and ragtag bottom of the barrel Tottenham Hotspurs — at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
With an unlikely 1-1 score at the half, Arsenal went ahead 2-1 to open the second half. Then there were three goals in the space of four minutes, with the Gunners still coming out trumps at 4-2. The game was wrapping up when Spurs pulled one back in the 89th minute. Arsenal had an injury-time booking and then in the 94th, last gasp, Spurs scored the equalizer via substitute Aaron Lennon. A resounding 4-4 thriller, even if a draw. And quite a startling start for new Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp.
Of course, the fact that Spurs did a two-peat and came from behind to beat the Reds Saturday is less inspiring for me (being a Liverpool fan). Still, philosophically, you have to appreciate the turnaround that Redknapp is piloting.